A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.06 km (24 miles). Event id: us2000d0wy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d0wy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -67.7159° West, latitude -31.379° South, depth = 38.06 km. The temblor was reported at 19:57:32 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 22:57:32 / January 31, 2018 @ 10:57 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, San Agustín de Valle Fértil, San Juan.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 61 km ENE of Caucete, Argentina.
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